Tag Archives: Christianity

Ossuary Find Could Prove to be Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Christianity

A recent find by archaeologists during a tomb exploration in Jerusalem uncovered what could be the earliest archaeological evidence for Christianity in Jerusalem. One ossuary, an object similar to a coffin or sarcophagus, contains a four line Greek Inscription that … Continue reading

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Suffering for Faith: The History of Stigmata

This month, Smithsonian Magazine looks at the history of stigmata – when a faithful follower receives and suffers wounds or pain similar to those experienced by Christ on the cross (most commonly seen in the hands). The religious experience has been … Continue reading

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The Devil’s in the Details… of a Giotto

Thank you to my friend Mike Carano for bringing this story to my attention. Art Restorers working on a Giotto of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi have uncovered the details of a ‘devil’ figure hidden in the cloud at the top … Continue reading

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What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Google, in conjunction with the Israeli Museum, has made a chunk of the Dead Sea Scrolls available online. You can view the the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls here. However, while many people have heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls, few actually … Continue reading

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Virtually Tour the Holy Sepulchre

The Holy Sepulchre is one of the most revered location in all of early Christian History. It is recognized by many Christians as the site of the resurrection of Christ. A virtual 3D tour has been produced by 360tr (an organization … Continue reading

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Panoramic, 3D Interactive Tour of the Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia (in Greek Ἁγία Σοφία) is one of the most famous churches in all of Christendom. Prior to the building of Saint Peters in Rome, it was the Christian church. The current iteration built by the Emperor Justinian in the … Continue reading

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Stanford University – the Historical Jesus

An amazing look at the historical figure that was Jesus Christ. Leading New Testament Scholars and Biblical Historians present this Stanford Continuing Education course. You can download the lectures free on iTunes U at this link. This is an interesting over-view … Continue reading

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